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Rugby League

Brian Noble starts a red revolution at Salford

Brian Noble was confirmed as Salford's new coach with a brief to turn the Super League's bottom side into a major force. With backing from millionaire owner, Marwan Koukash, the 52-year-old former Bradford, Wigan and Great Britain coach has been promised cash to make the transformation.

However, he said: "It takes time to build a club and it's important we build it the right way. We won't be signing mercenaries."